How much does it cost to renovate a house?

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The cost of your renovation project is directly proportional to the amount of work and materials the project requires.

Renovating your house not only increases your enjoyment of the home, but it also adds to its resale value.

The average cost to renovate a house is between $4,000 and $150,000. Your exact cost may vary slightly depending on the specific materials you choose, where you live, who you hire to do the work, etc. 
 

Kitchen Renovations

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Average Kitchen Renovation Costs

Low-end cost $4,500
Average cost $20,500
High-end cost $50,000 +

 

The top expenses for a kitchen remodel include cabinetry & hardware, installation & labor, appliances, countertops, and flooring.

The average costs for common kitchen expenses include:

Cabinetry:

  • Stock cabinets ($60 - $300 per linear foot)
  • Semi-custom cabinets ($100 - $600 per linear foot)
  • Custom cabinets ($500 - $1,200 per linear foot)

Countertops:

  • Laminate ($1,250 - $2,000 per slab)
  • Concrete ($3,000  - $7,500 per slab)
  • Granite ($2,000 - $4,000 per slab)

Flooring:

  • Laminate ($2 - $8 per square foot)
  • Ceramic tile ($5 - $10 per square foot)
  • Vinyl ($5 - $7 per square foot)
  • Stone ($5 - $10 per square foot)
  • Wood ($6 - $15 per square foot)

These costs are national averages and include the cost of materials and installation. Your costs may vary.

Small Kitchen Remodels

Small kitchen remodel projects typically cost $5,000 - $15,000 on average and include updates like:

  • Upgrading to eco-friendly features (lighting, appliances, windows, etc.)
  • Knocking out a wall
  • Increasing counter space
  • Adding storage

Mid-Size Kitchen Remodels

This is the most common size remodeling job and costs around $10,000 - $15,000 on average, including updates like:

  • New faucet and sink
  • New laminate or equivalently-priced countertops
  • New tile backsplash
  • Painting the walls and ceilings
  • Installing new stock cabinets or refinishing the existing ones

For an additional $5,000 - $15,000, you can have custom features installed and invest in higher-end countertops.

High-end Kitchen Remodels

For $30,000+, you can get high-end kitchen updates, like:

  • Granite or quartz countertops
  • Custom cabinetry
  • Hardwood flooring
  • New sink and faucet
  • Luxury EnergyStar appliances
  • New overhead lighting

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Bathroom Renovations

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 Average Bathroom Renovation Costs

Low-end cost $2,500
Average cost $10,500
High-end cost $50,000 +

 

The most common bathroom renovation updates and their average prices include:

  • Sinks: $50 - $500
  • Vanities: $200 - $18,000
  • Toilets: $100 - $1,000
  • Showers/Tubs: $200 - $6,000
  • Countertops: $4 - $100 per square foot
  • Tiles: $1 - $100 per square foot
  • Lighting: $20 - $100

Small Bathroom Remodels

Partial half-bath remodel projects typically cost $500 - $1,500 and include:

  • Sink
  • Toilet

A full half-bath remodel costs $2,000 - $7,000 on average and include updates like:

  • Floor
  • Sink
  • Toilet

Mid-Size Bathroom Remodels

A partial bathroom remodel costs $2,500 - $7,500 on average and includes updates like:

  • Tile
  • Toilet
  • Sink

Full bathroom remodels generally cost $6,000 - $10,000 when updating things like:

  • Tub and shower combo
  • Flooring
  • Toilet
  • Sink

Large Bathroom Remodels

Partial master bath remodels can still be quite involved, costing $14,000 - $18,000 on average and including updates like:

  • Shower
  • Vanity top and sink
  • Toilet
  • Flooring

Full master bath remodels are essentially double the price, costing $25,000 - $35,000, and include updates like:

  • Separate tub and shower
  • Double vanity
  • Dual sinks
  • Toilet
  • New flooring

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Multiple Room Renovations

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Average Cost for Multiple Room Renovations

Low-end cost $3,500 - $6,000
Average cost $15,000 - $65,000
High-end cost $140,000 - $150,000

 

Other common renovation updates and their average prices include:

  • Knocking down an interior wall: $300 - $600
  • Increasing square footage: $7,000 - $100,000
  • Basement remodel: $10,500 - $30,000+

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